Mr. Brown's Weekly Update:

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This is your 5/28/23 weekly update from Kent Primary School. 

School Highlights

  • Please check out our Superstar Students of the Week for the week ending 5/26/23 on this page.  We are so proud of them!  
  • You can anonymously report suspicious activity, bullying, or any other student related issues by visiting the Anonymous Alerts.  Please take some time to visit this site with your child to reinforce its importance, and to highlight the importance of accurate reporting.
  • Kindergarten parents – thank you for supporting our library contest! If you haven’t gotten your card sent in a picture of your child with it, please do so this week!  😊  The children are having fun with this contest.  I was stopped several times by children last week to look at the results that are hanging in the hallways!
  • The CTA is sponsoring a Storytime opportunity for the kids at the Kent Library on Mondays starting May and extending into the summer. Click here to sign up.
  • Please continue to tell your family and friends about the online kindergarten registration. It is so important that we receive the names of these children so that we can effectively communicate with parents and build balanced classes.

Upcoming Events

June 6

1st Grade Field Trip

June 8

Field Day

June 9

Field Day Rain Date

June 14

4th Grade Music Celebration & Picnic

June 15

4th Grade Music Celebration & Picnic Rain Date

June 19

No School in observance of Juneteenth

June 20 – June 23

Early Dismissal – 12 PM

June 23

Last Day of School




  • In the interest of promoting digital safety, we shared this link to BeAppSavvy on.  This is just a reminder that this resource is out there, and it promotes parents’ knowledge and digital safety for our students.
  • The district has implemented the Anonymous Alerts systemStudents or parents in the school community can anonymously submit any suspicious activity, bullying or other student related issues to a school administrator(s).
  • Our District Calendar at a Glance provides information on planned school recesses, early dismissals, report card conferences and calendar changes due to snow days. This important resource should be kept handy throughout the year! See the Board-approved calendar at a glance for the 2022-23 school year.
  • Application for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals. Applications for free and reduced price school meals are available on the Food Services Department webpage.  
  • Morning Drop-off – Please remember, drop off begins at 8:50 AM.  Please don’t arrive early to avoid congestion and backups in the driveway. 
  • Afternoon Pick-up – Begins at 3:15 in the cafeteria. PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR ID.  This is going very well!  Thank you!
  • KPS Website – Please monitor the KPS website for important information. You can access the website at Home Page - Kent Primary School (
  • Please contact the PTO at to be added to their mailing list.
  • Please review our procedures for volunteers and visitors posted in the Quick Links section of the KPS Homepage: Volunteer Policy Clarification
  • Please review our attendance policy clarification posted in the Quick Links section of the KPS Home Page Attendance Policy Clarification

I hope you have an amazing week.

Dan Brown

Latest KPS Headlines

  • Kent Primary Students Learn the Magic of Respect and Empathy

    For Kent Primary School students, magic was in the air at a recent character-building assembly focused on taking pride in their actions and their character. Through the illusion and wonders of a guest magician sponsored by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization, the magic assembly, designed to promote respect, responsibility, independence, determination and empathy, had students smiling, laughing, thinking, and celebrating their own character strengths.

    Using different magic tricks and optical illusions, magician Robert McEntee created a positive and fun environment in which students learned that their behaviors are connected to results and that there is an important distinction between laughing with – but never at – someone.

    Read the full story and see more photos from the magic assembly!

    Kent Primary School News
  • Elementary School Students Given a Look at Future Home

    Wide-eyed fourth-grade students emptied out of their buses and poured through the George Fischer Middle School doors on a recent Friday morning. Some waved hello to passersby in the school lobby. Others were greeted by hugs from well-wishing siblings or high-fives from future teachers.

    Although the students won't officially be middle schoolers until September, the visit provided them with a first look at their next home.

    It was an integral part of a deliberate process to introduce young students from the district's three elementary schools to the building.

    Read the full story about the fourth-grade team-building event!

    District News
  • Creative Kindergarten Flower Art

    April showers brought many May flowers! 

    Kindergarten students in Ms. Bell’s art classes created sweet watercolor flowers in mosaic vases in time for Mother’s Day earlier this month to celebrate someone special in their lives.

    See more watercolor flower art by our students.

    Kent Primary School News
  • District Music Department Rewarded Again for Overall Excellence

    When Kara Medina finds herself with a free period during the school day, you’ll usually find her in the music building at Carmel High School. There’s a reason for that, according to the senior, who is a member of the wind ensemble.

    “It’s so much more than everybody just coming in and playing music,” Medina said. “It’s relaxing. It’s a place to come in and share stories. It really comes down to the teachers. Since I was in middle school, they’ve all been so great to us.”

    That culture and the music program’s many District-wide offerings resulted in Carmel being designated a Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for the 10th straight year.

    Read the full story about our 'Best Community" for Music!

    District News
  • District CIO Recognized for Innovative Leadership

    Congratulations to Carmel Central School District's Director of Instructional Technology and CIO Joseph McGrath for being recognized as a 2023 LHRIC Instructional Technology TELL Award for Outstanding Innovative Leader recipient!
    McGrath was recognized for his outstanding creativity, achievement and technology skills at a special celebration in March. We are so proud to have him as part of our district team.
    District News
  • District to Add Boys Volleyball and Girls Flag Football in 2023-24

    The district, pending budget approval later this spring, plans to add two new varsity programs: boys volleyball and girls flag football.

    The volleyball team would compete this fall with flag football to follow next spring. They would be the first new varsity sports to join the district’s offerings since boys and girls lacrosse in 2011.

    Read the full story about the planned new sports programs!

    District News
  • Celebrating Music in Our Schools

    From a 50th anniversary concert to a performance at Carnegie Hall, the music department marked Music in Our Schools Month with a busy March.
    “We had a lot of things going on,” said Meghan Cabral, the district’s Director of Music.
    District News
  • Recognizing District Students' Artistic Talents

    In celebration of Youth Art Month in March, artwork created by our talented district students was exhibited in numerous businesses in Carmel, Kent and Patterson, sponsored by the Carmel-Kent Chamber of Commerce.

    Thank you to everyone who admired our student work out in the community!

    See a photo gallery of student artwork exhibited around the local area.

    District News
  • Kent Primary Kindergarten Students Hibernate for the Day

    It was a cozy, fun and educational day for Ms. Tierney and Mrs. Pregno’s kindergarten students at Kent Primary School as they prepared for hibernation – but only for one day, not the full winter!
    As a reward for receiving 300 compliments for good behavior already this year, the students voted on a fun activity to celebrate their achievements. They chose a hibernation day to tie into their recent science lessons on how different animals survive during the winter months.
    Kent Primary School News
  • Honing Math Skills at Kent Primary

    Math Moment: For second-grade students in Mrs. Carlson’s class at Kent Primary School, it was a double-compare subtraction and memory game fun afternoon to hone their subtraction skills. There was not one, but two different games for the students to choose from – double the fun! Read more about the math games and see photos of our students having fun.

    Kent Primary School News
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Upcoming Events

  • KPS Fields

    KPS Field Day

    Kent Primary School
  • KPS Fields

    KPS Field Day (Rain Date)

    Kent Primary School
  • GFMS

    KPS 4th Grade Mingler

    Kent Primary School
  • KPS Cafeteria and Fields

    KPS 4th Grade Music Celebration & Picnic

    Kent Primary School
  • KPS Cafeteria & Fields

    KPS 4th Grade Music Celebration & Picnic (Rain Date)

    Kent Primary School
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Kent Primary School Mission Statement

We are a community that is dedicated to developing and inspiring children to be their best selves in all aspects of their lives.

Who We Are:
We are a cohesive community of professionals with a strong sense of family that possess, celebrate and share our unique and individual strengths. We share a common focus to help, facilitate and encourage young minds to grow and fulfill their potential. As facilitators of learning, we utilize a multitude of resources to model and promote these desired outcomes. A strong cohesive community.

What We Do:
As an academic institution we contribute to the development of minds through inspiring children to create and pursue their own goals and objectives. We accomplish this by creating a welcoming, nurturing and trusting environment for all that empowers children to work alongside their peers, regardless of limitations, ultimately becoming independent lifelong learners.  Foster personal and academic growth.

Who We Do It For:
Our service is focused on the children who will develop a solid foundation of skills, knowledge and values, maximizing their individual potential along the way. This will in turn contribute to the perpetual improvement of society. Our children.

Why We Do It:
As we practice our deep commitment to learning, we accept the roles we fulfill because we understand that children require a safe, positive environment in which to develop into self-motivated and socially appropriate adults. We realize that fulfilling these responsibilities has an even greater benefit to all of us as a growing and ever evolving global community. To inspire children to be their best in all aspects of their lives